Georgia is 1-2, with its lone victory last Saturday against FCS team Coastal Carolina.
"If you look at his record and how well he has done, there should never be a question," Nutt said. "That is not the world in which we live. There are going to be questions. The bottom line is this: `Did you win the last game?' We didn't. That's the water that you're in and the water's going to be hot. You've got to accept it, but it does surprise me. Not much, but a little bit."
Walsh from deep (and maybe longer)
Blair Walsh's 56-yard field goal in Georgia's 59-0 rout Saturday s tied for the longest in the nation this year.
"It looked like I had that one by five or six more yards," Walsh said. "We'll see what happens if we ever get another chance."
Walsh said he made a 59-yard field goal at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Florida, but that was off a tee. He said he hit from about 56 in warmups.
"(Richt) didn't even have to ask me," Walsh said. "He just sent me out there, so that was nice to have. I thanked him afterwards, and I'm very appreciative of it."
Walsh moved into 10th place in points scored in the SEC with the field goal and eight extra points against Coastal Carolina. He now has 327 career points.
Samuel wondered about linebacker
The thought has crossed Richard Samuel's mind about whether the tailback-turned-linebacker-turned tailback would be best suited to return to linebacker, a position where the Bulldogs have lost two starters.
"It's only just a thought of mind, nothing progressing or anything," said Samuel. "I enjoy both positions so it's not a favorite one over the other. Both have their pros and cons."
Samuel missed the Coastal Carolina game with a left heel injury, but was held out as a precaution .
"I practiced today, so I should be good for this week," Samuel said after Monday's practice.
Samuel started the first two games, but now backs up starter Isaiah Crowell.
The junior was asked if he thought he would be starting at linebacker if he didn't move.
"Yeah, probably so," he said.
Noon game against other Bulldogs
Georgia will have a lunchtime start for its game against Mississippi State on Oct. 1 in Athens.
The game is set for a noon kickoff.
It will be aired on Fox Sports Net, which can be found on Fox Sports South in Georgia.
The SEC will have four of its games kicking off between noon and 12:30 that day because CBS has a doubleheader at 3:30 and 8 p.m.. CBS is using its six-day option to determine games it will air that day. Alabama-Florida, Texas A&M-Arkansas or Auburn-South Carolina are the options for the two time slots.
This and that
Georgia's three-way threat Brandon Boykin got 51 snaps against Coastal Carolina—40 on defense, four on special teams and seven on offense. …Richt said on his radio show Monday night that "we might try for a couple of junior college guys," this year in recruiting offensive linemen. "Hopefully get some guys that can play tackle," he said.…Safety Bacarri Rambo leads the team with two interceptions, but fumbled after his 43-yard return Saturday. "I think I lost my ball skills there a little bit," he said. "I've been working on my hands so much it's just that I forgot about my ball security." …Saturday's captains: quarterback Aaron Murray, tight end Orson Charles, defensive end Abry Jones and safety/inside linebacker Shawn Williams.